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First Aiders Covid Checklist

This checklist should be read in conjunction with the current:

OCRFC Return to Rugby update
OCRFC Covid 19 page
OCRFC OCRFC Covid-19Track & Trace Protocol

All participants (Players/Coaches.Volunteers) MUST complete our OCRFC COVID 19 Track & Trace google form and this MUST be returned to your Team Manager BEFORE Sunday. 

How to administer First Aid during Covid 19

  • All age groups should aim to have 1 no. first aider per 20 players (Arrange cover with another age group if you are not in attendance)
  • All first aid treatment should be carried out in an outdoor space where possible.using face mask and gloves.
  • Where possible – first aiders should encourage the player/casualty to administer treatment on themselves. Parents can assist if close by.
  • Where Not possible – be aware of the risk of cross contamination – especially if you have to get close to the casualty to assess what is wrong or to check their breathing
  • Avoid close face to face contact where possible, remember to wear gloves and follow government guidelines on the wearing of masks when social distancing is not possible.
  • If you suspect a serious illness or injury call 999 immediately – tell the call handler if the patient has any COVID-19 symptoms

More detailed guidance can be found in the RFU Emergency First Aid Provision for the Community Game .

Reporting, In the event of an injury

As always, please follow our OC’s Injury protocol as per the links below which are found in our Volunteers handbook:

– Injury/accident Protocol
– Injury/Accident Form
– Reportable Injury Event Protocol

If the player is admitted to hospital you MUST inform our Clubs First Aid Co-ordinator by submitting our accident/injury form to the RFU within 48 hours of the injury. Therefore a form in this instance is imperative.

Covid Risk assessments  

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